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CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 12:00pm EDT
had the most litigation both in the president's proposal as well as governor romney. there has been a fair amount of discussion or lack of clarity about governor romney's tax proposals, and i wondered if you had any thoughts or insights about how she could possibly achieve his goals in tax policy or what you think the outcome of his tax proposals would be. >> i have a suspicion of might come up. what magic asterisk worked in the late 20th century, loopholes to the early 21st century in terms of budgetary and arithmetic. i was thinking back on that. i attended a brookings symposium in the summer of 1980 on the candidate's budget plans. so this is the ninth cycle where i have watched the dillinger budget plans between the two parties. there hasn't been a cycle when the challenger didn't make it look easy year than it was. there has not been a challenger who won who did not have some experience like john kennedy who famously remarked when he became president my god, it's actually as bad as i said it was. and so, there is always but i've seen it where if you parse the riss a month to do
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
not going to take that money. i'm going to raise my hand money. romney follow suit and now both candidates are off to the races. it is a choice, and a meaningful one in a decision both candidates made. they don't have to raise money if they don't want to. >> dollars are not stuffed into ballot boxes. what are the dollars used for? they are to persuade people to vote. and that sounds a lot like speech when we think about it that way. and ultimately, we as voters have to make decisions about what we are going to do. one of the concerns we have a say too many voters essentially won't take that seriously and there's passive receptors of the things they hear in the television. there may be some truth to that. but ultimately if that's the direction they're going to take ourselves, we're really giving up on democracy. we have to assume voters will try to do the job. again, there's good evidence that spending as to voters knowledge, increases voter knowledge and increase in the election. in the end, it is not contrary to democracy to say that we're going to let people speak as much as t
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 8:00pm EDT
seen between mr. romney and president obama and the fact checkers actually have been having a field day with the charges on both sides so i would like it if we could try to sort out the facts. first of all we have already heard from congressman latham about the money, the affordable care act takes savings and cuts to providers through medicare. you voted for that. wayzata good idea of? boswell: the medicare adjustment extends the life from medicare and gives us time to work on it which i certainly think we need to do and nobody is being denied the care. when they started it up and the insurance companies those that were ministering made big profits and we will set at different times we are to bring that back and say that and we did that with the affordable care at. we did that and it extends the life 10 years. if you turn it over like he is purporting to do, 2016 and it's gone so we are back to getting those 40 million people who don't have insurance and we have people who don't have coverage and the children aren't covered and nobody wants to go back there. that is what will happen
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 12:00pm EDT
that ultimately both the president obama and mr. romney recognized the threat that iran poses. the issue is, where do you go from there? fine, it's your priority. how do you deal with a? it is no good to say what president george w. bush may or may not have done eight years ago, seven years ago, six years ago. that is not a prescription for the future. people looking back will get a stiff neck or go the real issue is how do you get the iranians to stop enrichment? if you wait until they are a month away or six weeks away and then say i'm going to rely on my intelligence, i repeat, our intelligence doesn't allow us to pick out who are the good guys in the bad guys in syria. our intelligence doesn't tell us -- actually they did tell us there would be to trouble in libya and egypt but we ignored the intelligence. and that's still coming out. there is a hearing today about it and kennedy is testifying about it. even if we get them it doesn't mean we are going to pay attention to them. how far do you want to risk that? mr. romney is saying i don't take that kind of risk. i share with th
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 8:00pm EDT
country is facing. both president obama and governor romney have said they will prevent iran from getting a nuclear weapon, even if that means military action. last week former defense secretary bob gates said a strike on iran's facilities would, quote, not work and prove catastrophic, haunting us for generations. can the two of you be absolutely clear and specific to the american people how effective would a military strike be? congressman ryan? ryan: we cannot allow iran to gain a nuclear weapons capability. now, let's take a look at where we've come from. when barack obama was elected, they had enough fissile material, talk about lahr material to make one bomb, now they have enough for five. they're racing toward a nuclear weapon. they're four years closer to nuclear weapons capability. we've had sanctions for four years, and the only reason we got it is because russia watered it down and prevented the sanctions from hitting the central bank. mitt romney proposed these things in 2007, in congress i've been fighting for these things since 2009. the administration was blocking us
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 11:00pm EDT
house, he has pretty well the last word on most things both in the campaign in the white house. the scene of the campaign manager in chicago runs that fast organization date today. on the romney side, romney is the ceo and when people look back at that campaign for the came from behind or whether he lost, a big factor to look at is how a business person could agree to the campaign that has such fuzzy accountability, fuzzy lines of responsibility and this campaign management plan and a strategy plan, friends and family plan. what people close to governor romney say is that, that was deliberate, that he likes having the last word. he likes having the strategists give their view and as bush used to say he would be the decider. >> who do you think is running the campaigns? >> well i don't know today who is running the campaigns. [laughter] but you know the strategy and the messaging and the advertising, to be honest frankly i think it has been completely misguided from the first day. if this say is a referendum and this was going to be a referendum up or down president obama and the eco
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 12:00pm EDT
this 15th this year alone to read it so both candidates campaigning in ohio and then as we said showing the race tightening after the debate here is "the new york post" this morning showing that nationwide according to the gallup, romney is up 49%. president obama 37% coming and then here you can see the state of ohio this is a cnn report showing president obama the four-point lead over governor romney in ohio the american research group showing romney up 48% in ohio and president obama 47%, so tightening across the country in the battleground states. samford for the democratic call. we will go back to the topic here. the supreme court to hear affirmative action cases today. what do you think clacks >> caller: back in the 2003 opinion i think it kind of encapsulates in the sense that the constitution does not prevent your consideration. they also said in that opinion race could not be the primary factor. it could be one of many factors. so why would hope there could be a way where if ms. fisher was denied mission and there were people that were more qualified i think that, you k
CSPAN
Oct 15, 2012 8:00am EDT
: well, our goal on "the communicators" this week is to look at the philosophies of both president obama and governor romney when it comes to tech and communications issues and to explore any possible policy changes that could result from a second obama administration or a first romney administration. joining us in our discussion is john kneuer. now, mr. kneuer used to be the administrator of the national telecommunications and information administration under the george w. bush administration, and ed paisley is also with us, a longtime journalist. he is currently vice president for editorial for the center for american progress' action fund. and, mr. paisley, if we could start with you. how would you describe president obama's overall philosophy when it comes to tech and communications issues? >> guest: i would include tech communications and science because i think all three go together. i think it's a mistake to try and separate the one from the other or the two from the other. the overall philosophy really is trying to figure out the best way in which the federal government can work
CSPAN
Oct 15, 2012 12:00pm EDT
hall presidential debate. both candidates today spending the day getting ready for tomorrow. president obama is practicing, we understand, at a golf resort in williamsburg, virginia. mitt romney is back near his boston-area home spending much of the day practicing there. >> this isn't about governor bush, it's not about me. it is about you. and i want to come back to something i said before. if you want somebody who believes that we were better off eight years ago than we are now and that we ought to go back to the kind of policies that we had back then emphasizing tax cuts mainly for the wealthy, here is your man. if you want somebody who will fight for you and who will fight to have middle class tax cuts, then i am your man. i want to be. now, i doubt anybody here makes more than $330,000 a year. i won't ask you, but if you do, you're in the -- >> it would be a violation of the rules. [laughter] >> i'm not gonna ask, i'm not gonna ask. but if everyone here in this audience was dead on in the middle of the middle class, then the tax cuts for every single one of you all adde
CSPAN
Oct 15, 2012 8:30am EDT
this being a top-level topic for the either the obama administration or the romney campaign team is just indicative of the fact that, you know, it's not really a campaign issue. but i think you will see that it's a very important governance issue, and i expect both sides to be prepared to vote significant -- devote significant energy and effort to it should they be the administration. >> guest: um, i'll take a different tack on that. i think the american people understand that investment in innovation is hugely important to their well being, to their opportunities for jobs, opportunities for jobs for their kids and their grandkids. i think they understand that, and i think they see investment in that is, essentially, investments in the middle class. and they understand that that's what we need to grow to be a prosperous country in the 21st century like we were in the 20th. so i think it'll weigh heavily in a way. i mean, no one's -- as i say, no one's going into the booth saying i'm voting for innovation. but they're going in saying i'm voting to improve my life. i think that'll be
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 8:00pm EDT
spending is one of them. and it looks like comments made by both president obama and mitt romney, they also look at the tracking poll from last month, thinking ahead of elections. we somehow important spending on the military will be to your vote for president. that was the question asked to respondents. 30% said extremely important and 37% said very important. military spending is very important. 11% said less important. the "washington post" goes through their position and says president obama announced plans in january for a military will curve overall spending while investing in social operations forces and cybersecurity. and they plan on doing so quickly. he would increase active military personnel by 100 30,000 troops. he has pledged to step up the shipbuilding rate among other measures. let's take a listen to more comments that mitt romney made yesterday. this is his take on president obama's mideast policy. >> america has a proud and strong history, a principal global leadership. a history that has been written by patriots of both parties. this is america at its best. it is a s
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 9:00am EDT
both the president obama and mr. romney recognize the threat that iran poses. the issue is where do you go from there? fine, it's your priority. how do you deal with it quacks it's no good to say -- deal with it? it's no good to say what he would've said seven years ago, six years ago. that is not a prescription for the future. we keep looking back, the real issue is how do you get the iranians to stop enrichment? if you wait until there a month away or six weeks away and then so i'm going to rely on my intelligence, i repeat, our intelligence doesn't allow us to pick up your the good guys and bad guys in syria. our intelligence didn't tell us that, well, actually they did tell us that is going to be trouble in libya and egypt, but we ignored the intelligence. and there's a hearing today about it. pat kennedy is testifying about it. so even if we get the intelligence, that doesn't mean we will pay attention to it. how far do you want to risk that? what mr. rahman is saying is i don't want to take that kind of risk. i share with the president the concern about iran getting a nuclear weap
CSPAN
Oct 15, 2012 5:00pm EDT
having a nuclear weapon says that ultimately both president obama and mr. romney recognize the threat that iran poses the issue is where do you go from there. finance your priority. how do you deal with it? it's no good to say what president george w. bush may or may not have done for eight years ago, seven years ago, six years ago that is not a prescription for the future. you keep looking back you will get. the real issue is how do you get to the iranians to stop in richmond. if you wait until they are on the way or six weeks away and then say i'm going to rely on our intelligence doesn't allow us to take out who are the good guys and the bad guys and syria. our intelligence doesn't tell us what will but we ignore the intelligence. so even if we get the intelligence that doesn't mean we are not going to pay attention to it. how far do you want to risk that? mr. romney is saying i don't want to take that kind of risk. i share with the president the concern about iran getting a nuclear weapon, but i'm going to go back to preventing that in a very different way. now since you wa
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
something the candidates if you look at what they have said on this issue, both obama and romney's plans are vague. if i were moderating the debate that is coming october 3rd, i would spend about half of it asking them what would you do specifically. give us the diagnosis of the plan -- [applause] and tell us what you're really going to do. and part of that question is there has to be a willingness to compromise, and there has to be an innate willingness to do things that are painful for your side. i'm going to stop there, and we'll do questions. one more story. remember years ago the head of simon & schuster after i had published one of my books took me to dinner in new york city at one of these restaurants where you would never want to go where you have to pay. [laughter] and he said what's your next book going to be about in and i said, oh, well, i haven't decided. i'm going to do some thinking, some reading, some research. and he looked at me and said, what? i said, yeah, i want to do thinking, reading, reporting, weighing the alternatives, and he said why are you going to wast
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 6:00am EDT
the candidates if you look at what they have said on this issue, both obama and romney's plans are vague. if i were moderating the debate that is coming october 3rd, i would spend about half of it asking them what would you do specifically. give us the diagnosis of the plan -- [applause] and tell us what you're really going to do. and part of that question is there has to be a willingness to compromise, and there has to be an innate willingness to do things that are painful for your side. i'm going to stop there, and we'll do questions. one more story. remember years ago the head of simon & schuster after i had published one of my books took me to dinner in new york city at one of these restaurants where you would never want to go where you have to pay. [laughter] and he said what's your next book going to be about in and i said, oh, well, i haven't decided. i'm going to do some thinking, some reading, some research. and he looked at me and said, what? i said, yeah, i want to do thinking, reading, reporting, weighing the alternatives, and he said why are you going to waste your tim
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 12:00pm EDT
reflects an important point of view that is out there and one that both obama and romney need to address, which is the question of al qaeda and u.s. national security is really what american voters do care about. they may be less concerned about what is happening with writing a new constitution in tunisia, although that is an important moment for this middle east, but they are certainly concerned if the instability of this up evil gives rise to new ungoverned spaces, which allow al qaeda or its affiliate and ideally that is what happened in benghazi and parts of libya. libya arguably is the new semi-failed state in the business central government control over all of this territory and that's part of why you saw this terrible security strategy. but on the specifics of the incident, there's an official investigation and we not only by the ei, the state department has launched what it calls an official accountability review board. those are early into this investigation so we don't have a full picture even now of what actually occurred here but there's no question this is a major tr
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 7:30am EDT
love with you. i mean, come on. imagine mitt romney doing that. i'm so in love with you. oh, come on. i'm sorry. i know this is mrc but you've got to give it to both sides. our second obamagasm of war -- i hate even sang the. is it just me or -- obamagasm award. there's a preacher. i can go to confession after saying it. i'm heading out there. goes to someone who celebrated a movement, not just an individual, and this was on october 11, abc's, i'm going to do her voice, diane sawyer. of the perpetually heavy breathing voice. who is trying with a very blurry lens. i feel like diane. i'm sorry, i feel guilty doing this. with trying valiantly to describe the emergence of a movement known as the benevolent occupy wall street. >> we thought we would bring you up-to-date on those protesters, the occupy wall street movement. as of tonight it had spread to more than 250 americans to these more than 1000 country. every continent but antarctica. >> right up there with 57 states. occupy wall street has spread to a thousand countries. why not just say bazillion? well, god bless or. our final nom
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
, both candidates on screen the entire debate, and on c-span2 the multicamera version. follow our live coverage on c-span, c-span radio and online at c-span.org. >> up next, a debate between obama and romney campaign national security advisers looking at the effect of recent foreign policy decisions on the coming election. this event was co-hosted by the center for new american security, the american enterprise institute and the new america foundation. it's just over an hour and a half. >> good afternoon. i have to speak with an authoritarian voice. welcome and thank you for joining us today. my name is richard fontaine, i'm the president for the center for new american security. it's a real pleasure to welcome you to this presidential campaign surrogate debate. it's a special collaboration among the american enterprise institute the center for american security and the new america foundation. this event is the sixth in a series that our three institutions have held throughout 2012, each of them aimed informing the national security debate during the presidential campaign. we've h
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
influenced my political views would be my dad. we both like to talk a lot about politics and watch the debates together and talk through them. >> the most important issue to me in this election is supreme court justice nominees because if mitt romney gets elected, he will appoint justices like scalia and thomas. >> my history teacher my senior year of high school influenced my political views the most. i learned a lot because he was a very relatable guy, and i felt really inspired by him. >> student issues like if there's something that's omitted to help us with our loans, and i feel like that's an important issue to me, student loans. >> this government, as promised, has maintained the closest surveillance of the soviet military buildup on the island of cuba. within the past week, unpeak bl evidence has established -- unmistakeable evidence has established the fact that a series of offensive missile sites is now in preparation on that imprisoned island. the purpose of these bases can be none other than to provide a nuclear strike capability witness -- against the western hemisphere. >
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 9:00am EDT
the poll sort of reveals the war weariness of the american public, how can romney or obama persuade the u.s. public that they need to support a vision of leadership? what does this poll tell us about how americans are struggling with the balance between leadership both unilateralism, intervention, nonintervention as they continue to feel that priorities are here at homesome. >> well, that's exactly the right question, tammy, because i think struggling with ambivalence, tension, even contradiction is the heart of the matter. and let me try to unpack that. i'm going to offer four broad generalizations about the state of american public opinion on these questions in general, and then i will end where shibley ended, with some brief comments on the syrian issue. first, let me just make a technical polling note. and that is that this is a survey of adults. it's not a survey of registered voters, let alone likely voters. and so there are some, there are some differences as you impose increasingly demanding screens on adults. and these, these results will probably pick up more young people,
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